Carex rosea Schkuhr ex Willd.

Stellate Sedge


CC = 6
CW = 3
MOC = 81

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Family - Cyperaceae, Carex section Phaestoglochin

Stems - No info. yet.

Carex_rosea_base.jpg Base of plant.

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Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.


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Flowers - No info. yet.


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Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Bottoms, mesic upland forests, rich ravines, fen margins, muddy streambanks.

Origin - Native to the U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found scattered throughout Missouri. The plant belongs to a difficult group of about 15 species that can be hard to distinguish. Some of the fruits of these species have smooth margins. The fruits of C. rosea (and a few other species) have minutely toothed margins.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 5-21-03.